The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain an architect’s petition seeking permission for construction of Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.
"There was a disputed structure and at this stage we cannot direct the construction to anyone. The present prayer cannot be allowed," a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan said. There were other matters pending on the Ayodhya dispute, it added.
UP land scam beneficiaries
The apex court has asked five alleged beneficiaries of illegal allotment of plots in Lucknow during Mulayam Singh Yadav’s regime to respond to UP government’s plea for transfer of their petitions from the Allahabad High Court to the Supreme Court.
The Mulayam Singh government had allegedly alloted 28 plots illegally in prime locality of Lucknow, in which Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh was also a beneficiary. Yadav and other allottees had approached the HC after a report by the Lucknow District Commissioner Vijay Shankar Pandey gave the finding that the plots in Gomti Nagar were allotted in a fraudulent manner by ignoring prescribed norms.
Pappu Yadav’s ‘obesity’ claim
The court has directed the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to verify the claim of controversial RJD MP Pappu Yadav that he was suffering from "morbid obesity" which required treatment abroad.
A bench headed by Justice S B Sinha asked Prof M C Mishra, a senior doctor of the institute, to submit a report on the claim within two week to enable it pass appropriate orders on the MP's petition.
Salary of Haj porters
The court has asked the Centre and Haj Committee chairman to respond to a petition filed by Haj Committee Mazdoor Welfare Society, seeking directions to them to clear the salary arrears of porters (kulis).
Gujarat MLA gets the nod
The apex court has granted permission to a Gujarat BJP legislator facing charges in two murder cases to file nomination papers for the ensuing Assembly elections in the state.
A bench headed by Justice BN Aggrawal granted the permission to Jayrajsingh Temubha Jadeja, who represents Rajkot's Kondal Constituency.